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The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Address: Main Road | Portsmouth Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3PY, England
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+44 23 9275 0521
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Mary Rose Museum is home to the Mary Rose and the thousands of...

The Mary Rose Museum is home to the Mary Rose and the thousands of artefacts that were recovered from the Solent. Built between 1509 and 1511, The Mary Rose was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology. After a 34 year conservation project, the Mary Rose is now fully on display within her purpose-built museum.

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Really interesting museum. Lots of interactive attractions for kids. Doesn't take a huge amount of time to get around. Amazing to think that huge piece was recovered.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really interesting museum. Lots of interactive attractions for kids. Doesn't take a huge amount of time to get around. Amazing to think that huge piece was recovered.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came here years ago when the ship first went on display. How things have changed. Fascinating, interesting, inactive enthralling. Need to come back in order to take it all in. The history and science are great. Staff friendly and enthusiastic, always important. Well worth the visit, need and will come back

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been visiting this museum at intervals for the las twenty years. This was our first time since the last refurbishment. It is a huge achievement to get the ship to its current state. We can now see the hull upright and don't have to peer through a haze of PEG. The animations projected into the hull bring the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Mary Rose is a fantastic preservation. An entire museum has been built to house it and to explain the context and background to this Elizabethan vessel. There is lots of material: time is needed. Projections have been installed to provide an impression of life on board. This will help bring the boat to life for visitors

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazing day. What a piece of history with some unique and amazing artefacts. Will definitely visit again. So many modern ways to explain the story of the Mary Rose.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A brilliant exhibition bringing the ship alive. Los of informative guides who are happy and enthusiastic to pass on their knowledge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No matter your age, you will love the Mary Rose museum, so much to see and do, plus loads to learn about this fascinating ship and her tragic history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our second visit to the museum, and it does get busy. But it's worth waiting and taking your time over, the museum really does the ship justice, bringing the crew to life as it were.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful opportunity to relive the terrible ,cramped, dangerous times in King Henry VIII reign towards the end of the Sixteenth century aboard a fighting ship of the fleet ready to meet the French, the Spanish or anyone invading our shores It was 500 years ago when King Henry VIII watched his new warship turn and then heal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Now that the Mary Rose Museum has removed the dividing screen, which separated the salvaged ship from the visitors and limiting the full view in its entirety it is really a superb place to visit. My family, including the grandchildren, often go to the museum to see it. If you live in Portsmouth or near by, you should purchase an... More 

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